Connecting Leeds and transforming travel
Connecting Leeds and transforming travel
Connecting Leeds and
transforming travel

Connecting Leeds is our ambition to improve travel in Leeds for people who live, work in and visit the city.

About the project

The East Leeds Orbital Route (ELOR) is a key part of the East Leeds Extension, to create a major strategic growth area for the city.

The first phase of ELOR was completed in December 2019.  This has seen improvements at a number of the existing Outer Ring Road Junctions . The design for the main ELOR was completed in summer 2020.  Leeds City Council have been working with construction partner Balfour Beatty to complete the first two phases.

Works commenced on the construction of the main ELOR in January 2020.  The works are due to be completed by Autumn 2022.

Project Updates

Temporary Traffic Management – Leeds Road, Scholes

The temporary traffic lights on Leeds Road will need to be in place for a further three weeks (Monday to Friday 07:00 to 18:00).  Delays in delivery of materials and some additional works added into the scope have meant we have had to increase the length of time the...

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ELOR Temporary Lights – A6120 Ring Road, Shadwell

There are currently temporary 2 way lights on A6120, Ring Road, Shadwell Works are taking place to construct the new ELOR roundabout, junction 1 on A6120, Ring Road, Shadwell. There will be temporary traffic signals in this location: 29/11/201 to 28/02/2022 between...

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ELOR Temporary 2 Way Lights – Leeds Road, Scholes.

There are currently temporary 2 way lights on Leeds Road, Scholes. The works taking place at the moment are to allow for the team to safely complete the construction of the new footways, install the new lighting columns & plant the proposed landscaping on and...

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Contact our team for more information

If you have any queries or would like to find out more in-depth information please contact one of our site team or use the form to get through to Leeds City Council.

The East Leeds Orbital Route is the biggest infrastructure project undertaken by Leeds City Council for fifty years, since the completion of the Leeds Inner Ring Road.

We have listened carefully to the voices of local communities and stakeholders to make sure the plans for ELOR reflect the needs and aspirations of those who will be impacted by the development.

It will ease congestion in existing residential areas across Cross Gates, Seacroft, Whitkirk and also play a key role in the growth plans for the city for years to come.

Councillor Richard Lewis, Leeds City Council executive member for Regeneration, Transport and Planning

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